GreenSoft Technology Implements CAHRAs Conflict Minerals Data Collection

January 15, 2021Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc.

New CAHRAs List of High-Risk Smelters Applied for EU Conflict Minerals Services

conflict-mineralsThe European Commission has expanded the list of regions that fall under the scope of the European Union Conflict Minerals Regulation (EU) 2017/821.

Rather than limiting the scope of the regulation to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the expanded EU Regulation is now concerned with minerals sourced from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas (CAHRAs) anywhere in the world.

As per Article 2f of the regulation: “‘conflict-affected and high-risk areas’ means areas in a state of armed conflict or fragile post-conflict as well as areas witnessing weak or non-existent governance and security, such as failed states, and widespread and systematic violations of international law, including human rights abuses.” This means that CAHRAs are not limited to nation-states and also can be sub-national.

On December 17, 2020, the European Commission Directorate General for Trade (DG TRADE) published the indicative, non-exhaustive and regularly updated list of CAHRAs, which can be found here.

Effective January 1, 2021, affected companies are expected to identify, manage and report on risks involved in sourcing Tin, Tungsten, Tantalum, and Gold (3TG) in their supply chain. The regulation requires EU companies in the supply chain to ensure they obtain these minerals from responsible and conflict-free sources by avoiding the export of 3TG minerals from the regions included in the CAHRAs list.

GreenSoft Technology Helps with Conflict Minerals Compliance

GreenSoft Technology can manage conflict minerals compliance for you, including Smelter or Refiner (SOR) Validation, as part of our Conflict Minerals data services or Turnkey Service.

We have incorporated the new CAHRAs list into our existing Conflict Minerals data services or Turnkey Service processes to ensure our customers are compliant with the latest regulation requirements.

Contact us today to learn about our Conflict Minerals data services and software and we’ll provide you with a free Risk Analysis.

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